I did for backrolls with the surfboard and made it around it each time. Twice I was yanked downwind as the kite redirected though. The backroll is not hard but commitment is needed to do it.
I tried one duck tack too - managed to spin around but was also yanked off the board.
There was a nice bay swell with some big rollers. The water was warm and the breeze strong but curiously warm for a southerly.